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Wayne State University and University of Toledo to offer degrees at Schoolcraft College

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December 2, 2013

LIVONIA – A new bachelor’s and master’s degree partnership program has been created between Schoolcraft College and Wayne State University, with classes beginning in the fall of 2014. The University of Toledo also is part of the new “Schoolcraft to U” partnership.

Wayne State will offer degree programs in business and engineering at Schoolcraft’s main campus in Livonia. Seamless transitions from Schoolcraft College to one of the partner universities and collaborative student support programs highlight this innovative agreement.

“At Wayne State, we want to offer classes when and where it’s convenient for students,” said Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson. “The new facility in Livonia will give us a presence in another part of metro Detroit and create an opportunity for more people to earn degrees in the high demand fields of business and engineering. With more and more students attending community colleges, it’s important that Wayne State create partnerships like this to offer pathways to a bachelor’s degree.”

Schoolcraft College President Conway A. Jeffress agrees. “Schoolcraft College is much more focused on helping its students earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond,” he said. “We selected Wayne State and the University of Toledo because we believe they have the programs that give our students their best chance of earning a degree and bettering their lives. We wanted to offer our students these highly employable degree programs without having to leave Livonia.”

While UT and WSU will offer classes throughout Schoolcraft College’s main campus in Livonia, the majority of class offerings and business offices will be located in a building at the corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty roads that was purchased by Schoolcraft about a year ago. The building is being remodeled to suit the needs of each of the partners and will be state-of-the-art.

“For several years, the University of Toledo has been committed to blurring the line between Michigan and Ohio to provide access to high-quality UT degree programs to Michigan students,” said Lloyd A. Jacobs, president of the University of Toledo. “Coupled with our marketing efforts and creative scholarship models, this partnership with Schoolcraft College is symbolic of that commitment by seamlessly allowing Schoolcraft students to continue their academic careers and achieve the dream of a four-year degree.”

More information about the Schoolcraft to U partnership, including links to the programs being offered by UT and WSU, is available at www.schoolcraft.edu/SCtoU.

Schoolcraft College is a public, predominantly two-year college, offering classes at the college's main campus in Livonia, Haggerty Road between Six and Seven Mile Roads; the Radcliff Center in Garden City; the Public Safety Training Complex in Livonia; and www.schoolcraft.edu.

Editors’ note: Images of the construction on the new building that will house most of the operations of the Schoolcraft to U partnership, including some aerial video footage of the entire Schoolcraft Campus are also available on the SCtoU website at www.schoolcraft.edu/SCtoU.



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